Calculus of Several Variables (G5210)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module covers topics including:

  • partial derivatives, the gradient vector, higher order partial derivatives and Hessian matrix
  • multiple integration, cylindrical polar coordinates and spherical polar coordinates
  • implicit Function Theorem and Taylor's Theorem
  • line integrals
  • Green's theorem, Gauss's theorem and Stokes' theorem
  • CV and career guidance

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 57 hours of contact time and about 93 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.